Earth Sustaining Sciences Group Verde-tech JV, all-natural biostimulation development for enhanced ecosocietal biomass provides organic intergenerationally sustainable industrial polyculture SymECulture material produced in a renewable manner. As biomass fuels have low energy densities compared to fossil fuels, a significantly larger volume of biomass fuel is required to generate the same energy. Low energy densities mean fuel value is greatest when biomass is converted within short transport distances of the source. However, if the cost and ecosocietal benefits follow the same plane, there is little argument that it is one of the most beneficial ways forward for energy in society. Municipal solid waste (MSW), is also a renewable source of biomass for energy the use of which reduces many other risks and costs. The JV Pure Elements Energy model is the combination of agriculture source and biological source, energy conversion, fuel production and advanced industrial materials at the one center, whether 550 tonnes per month or 25,000 tonnes per month. The predominant Biomass for the JV Energy projects are sustainable dedicated crops based upon environmental agriculture, grown specifically to support polyculture industrial projects, a major portion of which is energy, ensuring all produced materials are sustainably, commercially consumed.


Synthesis gas or Syngas is the foundation of the processes described, made from burning carbon based materials. These can include oil, natural gas, biomass, plastic, tyres etc. Focus is on the production of Syngas from naturally grown, sustainable biomass as it is rapidly renewable and our approach is ecosocietally sustainable, income generating for the region, has less impurities (such as sulphur and heavy metals), and produces a cleaner, higher quality and lower cost product substantially better for the environment (less pollution/burns cleaner/does not require destructive extraction technologies). Syngas is made by gasifying (burning without oxygen) through a thermochemical reaction converting solid biomass to gas. This process unlike other pathways, rapidly breaks down the solid biomass to its raw molecular structure in a gaseous form. Any heavy metals present, (usually minor) remain in the ash after the gasification process. This leaves a very clean molecular gas, which provides the building blocks for use in energy products and other biochemical materials. The primary components of biomass Syngas are carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. These molecules are then processed through burning or catalytic conversion into the various downstream products, of which there are many.  Utilizing advancements in thermal and catalytic technology, synthesis (Syngas) or producer gas can be now converted directly to a relatively pure elemental diesel, jet fuel and gasoline with pure water as a by-product. Syngas can be produced from most biomass by gasifying it at high temperature without oxygen, however the specific crop selections provide major ecosocietal sustainability advantages. The Syngas can be utilized directly as an energy source, converted to methane or passed through catalytic processes and transformed to the required fuels ( diesel, jet fuel, gasoline). Due to the purity of the raw materials there is high lubricity in the fuels, almost no sulphur and minimal other impurities found in standard petro-diesel.


Alabama biorefinery, Coskata Inc.

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